Mike Postle Sues, Phil Galfond Investigates

Mike Postle, the professional poker player that was sued for $30 million over cheating accusations, has now filed his own lawsuit against those he says defamed him and caused him emotional distress, among other accusations.

News of the lawsuit hit social media on Friday as fellow poker pro, Todd Witteles took to Twitter posting a copy of the first page of the suit which shows other defendants include:

  • ESPN – which covered the investigation into the cheating allegations
  • Veronica Brill – the poker player and broadcaster that initially brought the accusations to light
  • Joey Ingram – the professional poker player and podcaster that performed an in-depth investigation into the recoded streams
  • PokerNews – presumably for their coverage of the accusations
  • Daniel Negreanu – presumably for comments he made about Postle and the accusations
  • Run It Once – a company founded by poker professional Phil Galfond

Other individuals and poker related companies are also listed as Defendants in the suit.

The suit comes just days after Galfond appeared on the podcast sponsored by Run It Once Poker (also founded by Galfond) called The Rake to discuss his statistical analysis of the available hands that were at least part of the basis of the accusations and subsequent media coverage.

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Half Price Sunday Returns to PokerStars After Eight Months

PokerStars has brought back its ultra-popular Half Price Sunday promotion for this weekend, cutting buy-ins for six of its Sunday major tournaments including Sunday Million by half.

This means that the Sunday Million tournament will be available for just $54.50 and will retain the same $1 million guarantee.

This will be only the third instance that the Sunday Million will be played for a buy-in of $54.50—the lowest ever to be offered on this iconic tournament.

Other flagship tournaments such as Sunday Warm-Up, Sunday Storm, Sunday Kickoff, Sunday Cooldown and Sunday Supersonic —will also see their buy-ins slashed by 50% for this Sunday only.

Combined there is over $1.5 million in guaranteed prize money to be given away across six tournaments with discounted buy-ins.

  • Half Price Sunday Kickoff, $54.50, $60,000 at 08:00 ET
  • Half Price Sunday Warm-Up, $107.50, $100,000 at 11:00 ET
  • Half Price Sunday Million, $54.50, $1,000,000 at 13:00 ET
  • Half Price Sunday Storm, $5.50, $125,000 at 14:00 ET
  • Half Price Sunday Cooldown [PKO], $54.50, $175,000 at 17:00 ET
  • Half Price Sunday Supersonic, $107.50, $80,000 at 18:00 ET

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Last time PokerStars ran the Half Price promotion was back in February. Back then only three Sunday major tournaments had their buy-ins cut by 50%.

The half-priced Sunday Million on February 23 attracted a whopping 25,255 entries to build a total prize pool of $1,276,250.

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Most Popular Online Slots

Slots are by far the most abundant of online casino games, with some casinos offering thousands of video slots cutting across all categories. You’ll find a lot of options including 3D slots, 3-reel video slots, jackpot slots, and classic slots. For new players, it can be pretty difficult to choose the perfect slot game to play on an online casino. If you’re looking for the most popular online slots and certainly the ones with the best paylines and in-game bonuses, this article or websites like CasinoVibez will guide you to the treasure that you seek.

1. Starburst
Starburst is arguable the most popular video slot on any online casino. This game took the online casino industry by storm upon its release in 2013 and has since maintained its popularity among punters. This game is provided by NetEnt, one of the biggest software providers in the industry. Starburst offers you a chance to win huge by hitting combos as you wager. This 5-reel video slot game offers you 10 paylines and in-game bonuses. Though this game doesn’t provide players with a jackpot, it is still one of the best considering its diverse offers.

2. Jumanji
The Jumanji slot game is based on the American fantasy adventure movie, titled Jumanji. It is designed just like the Jumanji board pulling inspiration from the 1995 movie. Jumanji was established when NetEnt collaborated with Sony to make a video slot that will keep players entertained for hours. The 5-reel slot offers 36 paylines meaning more ways for players to make winning combinations.

Betting limits on this slot start from as low as $0.01 on the least payline. As with most slots from NetEnt, this option features wild symbols, in-game bonuses, and free spins.

3. Age of the Gods
If you’re a fan of Greek mythology and you’re a lover of online slots, you can get the best of both worlds on the Age of the Gods slot. This slot is one of the biggest offerings from Playtech. It offers you multiple paylines as with other slots, though the in-game bonuses and free spins are few.

4. Gonzo’s Quest
Explore the lost city of gold – Eldorado in this slot game from NetEnt. Gonzo’s Quest is a combination of fun and entertainment which makes it perfect for any slot lover. It packs 5 cascading reels and an impressive 20 paylines. Betting limits are as low as $0.20.

5. Mega Moolah
Commonly called the “Millionaire Maker”, Mega Moolah slot game has earned a well-deserved reputation for itself in the online casino industry due to its regular jackpot payouts. The game is one of the pioneers of online slots, dating as far back as 2006.

Based on an African setting, the game offers three jackpots amounting to millions. The 5-reel slot features 25 paylines including several free spins and bonuses. Players of this slot can trigger one of its bonuses by taking a spin on the wheel of fortune to increase their chances of winning big.

6. Deal or No Deal
Inspired by popular TV show, Deal or No Deal, this interactive slot game is a popular game that comes with multiple paylines and progressive jackpots. The 5-reel slots offer a maximum of 20 paylines and three different coin sizes, each with its own jackpot. Deal or No Deal has simple paytables and easy to recognize symbols. Betting limits can go as low as $0.20.

7. Desert Treasure Slot
Desert Treasure has been Playtech’s most popular offering for years. The Egyptian-themed game features 5 reels and 20 paylines with a wide variety of symbols and betting options. Other than this, you also get to enjoy several bonuses including a progressive jackpot feature. The jackpot is gathered from a small percentage of every bet placed on the game.

8. Beach Life Slot
Beach Life Slot is another interactive and exciting slot game from Playtech. It is also a 5-reel game as with other offerings from the software provider. In addition to that, it features 20 paylines, and a variety of symbols. There is also a bonus round where players can win extra rewards when they play the game. As if that’s not enough, the game also offers a progressive jackpot. Playtech’s Beach Life slot is based on a clear summer, featuring tropical beaches that promise numerous hours of fun and entertainment.

Conclusion
New players who have a hard time choosing slot games to play can try out any of these games mentioned above. Most of them come from NetEnt and Playtech, which are two of the biggest software providers in the online casino industry and offer tons of bonuses on slots, table games, and live casino games. Before playing for real money, it is important to learn about their rules and principles. You can always play any of them for free on demo mode.

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Watch: High Stakes Poker Player Make $2 million in Two Days Playing Online Poker

High stakes poker pro, Fedor Holz made headlines earlier this month due to incredible runs on GGPoker (as part of the WSOP) and in PokerStars’ flagship online poker tournament series WCOOP.

Here you can watch the behind-the-scenes footage of Holz’s incredible 48 hours.

Part 1

Part 2

Check out Holz’s run from 2016 as he amassed over $5 million in less than a month due to multiple high roller wins at the live poker tables.

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